Deer Creek Church Updates 
January 2023

Ministry Updates:

Christmas Eve
We enjoyed three wonderful candlelight services on Christmas Eve. Thank you to all of the volunteers who made it possible. Also thank you to everyone who invited guests to join us. Eight people responded to the message of Jesus that night! We are so thankful to see Jesus at work.
The Christmas Gift Result
In December we were attempting to raise $40,000 to support our church plant in Englewood, CO with JP and Carrie Ann Watson. These funds were intended to help with the start up costs as they prepare to launch this Fall.

We are excited to announce that we raised $58,245!

Thank you to everyone who participated in making this gift possible. 
New Members
On December 11th we welcomed over 40 new members to Deer Creek Church.  In this ministry season we have also baptized 9 people! We praise God for these new members to our church family. 
Retirement Celebration Weekend
We had a wonderful 35th Anniversary weekend and celebration of the retirement of our founding pastor Duane Cory. You can see some photos below. 

If you missed the retirement reception you can find it here:
The 35th Anniversary service and Duane's last sermon is here:

Missions Update:

Two New International Church Planting Partners
At the retirement reception for Duane and Holly Cory we announced the start of two new international church planting partnerships in the United Kingdom.
Trinity Church Chester 
Dieniol and Charis Williams are scratch planting Trinity Church Chester in Chester, England, with their two young kids. They are a part of the International Presbyterian Church (IPC). You can learn more about the church plant at:
Galashiels Church Plant 
Craig and Amy Anderson are planting a church in Galashiels, Scotland with their three young kids. They are a part of the Free Church of Scotland.  The church plant is still in the very early stages so they do not have a name or website yet. If you are interested  in reading regular updates about this church plant you can email Craig at

Finance Updates: 

Giving Through December (budget year started July 1st):
Budgeted Giving $640,862
Actual Giving: $685,219
Spending: $695,000*
Benevolence Funds Distributed: $8,629
*Note:  Our budget year runs from July-June. Our planned spending this year is more front-loaded to the first half of the budget year. 

Thank you to everyone who gives faithfully to the ministry of Deer Creek Church. This work would not be possible without you!